[cfe-commits] r45953 - /cfe/trunk/NOTES.txt

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Sun Jan 13 22:27:57 PST 2008

Author: lattner
Date: Mon Jan 14 00:27:57 2008
New Revision: 45953

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=45953&view=rev
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Modified: cfe/trunk/NOTES.txt
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/cfe/trunk/NOTES.txt?rev=45953&r1=45952&r2=45953&view=diff

--- cfe/trunk/NOTES.txt (original)
+++ cfe/trunk/NOTES.txt Mon Jan 14 00:27:57 2008
@@ -28,6 +28,32 @@
+When we go to reimplement <tgmath.h>, we should do it more intelligently than
+the GCC-supplied header.  EDG has an interesting __generic builtin that provides
+overloading for C:
+For example, they have:
+ #define sin(x) __generic(x,,, sin, sinf, sinl, csin, csinf,csinl)(x) 
+It's unclear to me why you couldn't just have a builtin like: 
+  __builtin_overload(1, arg1,              impl1, impl2, impl3)
+  __builtin_overload(2, arg1, arg2,        impl1, impl2, impl3)
+  __builtin_overload(3, arg1, arg2, arg3,  impl1, impl2, impl3)
+Where the compiler would just pick the right "impl" based on the arguments
+provided.  One nasty detail is that some arithmetic promotions most be done for
+use by the tgmath.h stuff, but it would be nice to be able to handle vectors
+etc as well without huge globs of macros.  With the above scheme, you could
+ #define sin(x) __builtin_overload(1, x, sin, sinf, sinl, csin, csinf,csinl)(x) 
+and not need to keep track of which argument to "__generic" corresponds to which
+type, etc.
 To time GCC preprocessing speed without output, use:
    "time gcc -MM file"
 This is similar to -Eonly.

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